The Best Books Of July Are All Right Here

Two hundred years ago this month, Emily Brontë was born in a tiny village in West Yorkshire. If you haven't read Wuthering Heights, what better opportunity to dive in and discover why it's a classic of English literature (if anyone's got that BDE, it's Heathcliff). If, however, your tastes run more contemporary, there's passion and intrigue aplenty in July's tantalising crop of new books.
The Wives, Lauren Weisberger's long-awaited follow-up to The Devil Wears Prada, gets its UK release and this time around, the focus is on Miranda Priestly's other – and in our opinion, far superior – assistant, Emily, as she swaps NYC for suburbia. How will she fare, away from the glitz and glamour of the Big Apple?
Elsewhere, Adrienne Celt pens an engrossing tale of a writer, his brilliant wife, his lover and a missing manuscript – we challenge you not to get sucked in – and Jen Beagin's hilarious debut, Pretend I'm Dead, follows 24-year-old drifter Mona as she struggles with one bad decision after another. Devastating meditations on life and loss come courtesy of Golnaz Hashemzadeh Bonde and Josephine Wilson, while Katie Williams' Tell The Machine Goodnight is a Black Mirror-esque exploration of how technology might change the way we live – and not necessarily for the better.
Click through for the books we're getting excited about this July. Emily would definitely approve.

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